Beacon Line Service Proposals or Ideas

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Re: Beacon Line Service Proposals or Ideas

Postby eehiv » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:59 pm

Good News: ... 30_MNR.pdf

"MNR is responsible for the portion that will utilize our Beacon Line from the Town of Southeast in Putnam County to Hopewell Junction in Dutchess County. This 18 mile segment will connect to the extensive Putnam County trail at Brewster (which continues southward to New York City) and to the Dutchess County Trail which continues from Hopewell Junction to the Walkway over the Hudson at Poughkeepsie and to trails on the west side of the Hudson River. The scope of work includes moving the existing single track to one side in select locations so that the trail is on one side and tracks on the other. The two will be separated by fencing to be constructed under this project. MNR will also protect and preserve its existing fiber-optic loop cable providing critical connectivity and resiliency for communications throughout the system. The construction of the trail will utilize part of the existing Beacon Line right-of-way, but will not impact the ability to provide rail service. MNR will seek to develop agreements with municipalities or other partners to operate and maintain the trail after construction.

Looks like they will be keeping the rails in this section. This will be the first true rail with trail in NY State.

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Re: Beacon Line Service Proposals or Ideas

Postby truck6018 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:18 am

Don't get too excited. It's only to seek out RFP's. Also, this report is from May.
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